Llactapata Documentary Will Break New Ground
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"Missing Piece" of Machu Picchu Discovered... and it HUGE!
Filmmakers Move in to Chronicle MachuPicchu Twin City... Llactapata
And the clearing of the ruin will be like no other. Indigenous tribes with direct lineage to the Incas, along with an international team of archeologists, astronomers, and historians will collaborate in what is certain to be an epoch shift in archeological field research and interpretation, one that will put more emphasis on oral history, mystical sciences, and prophetic techniques to assist scientists in piecing together the past with greater and more holistic precision. After all, the Incas were (and their lineage continue to view) the world in a more spiritual, mythological, even Jungian context.
"What we have here is a major discovery to what already has been designated as one of the seven wonders of the world," said, ______, of the _____ "And bringing a bigger and broader investigative tent to the reconstruction process has been a long time coming. Many of our indigenous peoples simply know things about MachuPicchu-Llactapata than their scientific counterparts could ever hope to know. Needless to say, we are excited about this new openness to scientific investigation," s/he added.
The importance of MachuPicchu-Llactapata discovery is mind boggling, especially when considering what has already been uncovered:
- The presence of a Sun Temple, a very rare find among Inca ruins that are recognized by archaeologists, historians, and even tourists, as implicitly important, and a key factor to understanding Ican cosmology.
- The fact that the Sun Temple at MachuPicchu-Llactapata is directly aligned with the Sun Temple at (what is currently referred to as simply) MachuPicchu, which it should be noted.
- The fact that both Sun Temple's double-recessed entrance ways (or doorways) are directly aligned with the sunrise of the Summer Solstice of June 21st. Clearly, the construction of the cities were well coordinated and layed out in conjunction with an advanced understanding of astronomy and astrology (or the psychological interpretation of astronomy).
- The stonework of MachuPicchu-Llactapata is sub-par compared to that of MachuPicchu, even though, upon closer examination, at least 90 percent of MachPicchu's buildings are comprised of the same so-called sub-par stonework, something that few tourists notice and even fewer archeologists mention.
- MachuPicchu was the "Camp David" of the Inca Empire, as confirmed by archeologist Gary Ziegler's examination of the Spanish archives stored in Cusco as seen on the History Channel's documentary series, Digging for the Truth, hosted by Josh Bernstein. However, the importance of MachuPicchu was unknown yet highly popular to tourists long before its true purpose was known, which only enhanced visitor intrigue.
- The curious assumption that no mummies or gold or ancient artifacts have been found at MachuPicchu-Llactapata, which fails to acknowledge that investigative process has just begun, and thus is premature. The mere size of MachuPicchu-Llactapata, which the geolographical grid of the ruins shows is actually slightly larger than MachuPicchu, is a clear indication that the people who lived there, probably about a thousand, died there as well, and were subsequently buried on the city's outskirts. As for other ancient artifacts, including gold and silver, for the city to sustain itself, trade was critical, and as such, a city of that size would not have likely sustained itself by a single commodity or industry. This coupled with the fact that the Incas were "rich in gold and silver" would suggest at least some involvement with these precious metals.
Plans are being drawn up by Peruvian officials to enhance services and access to Santa Teresa, the jungle town nearest to MachuPicchu-Llactapata, which would provide an alternative route to reach both cities due to their close proximity. This way, visitors of the MachuPicchu complex will be able to experience Peru's jungle and Andean culture in just a single trip, exposing them to more of Peru's rich cultural and ecological diversity, while reducing the strain on the existing infrasture.
"Striking a balance between the economic needs of our citizenry and the heritage of our country has always been a delicate balancing act." said ____ of the _____. "And while we may not be the richest country, or the most technologically advanced, we excell in striking this balance. If this were not the case, visitors would not be coming to Peru in record numbers. And they keep coming because Peru is still Peru, the home of hard working, friendly people who love their country, its history, and how it continues to be appreciated by so many visitors," s/he concluded.
The clearing of MachuPicchu-Llactapata points to a strong likelihood of...
- Finding cemeteries in MachuPicchu-Llactapata is extremely high, due in large part to the ruin's size and the impracticality of burying the dead elsewhere.
- Finding artifacts is also likely given the fact that local caretakers have reported finding chips of pottery "laying on the ground."
- Finding additional temples is bolstered by empirical data, i.e., scientists have already observed indications of certain buildings resembling more intricate design -- as many as four of them -- though they have not yet been cleared.
- The expedition has already revealed the two cities' interconnectedness and interdependency via the discovery of an Inca trail that connect the two cities, even to this day.
A Unique Approach to Both Archeological Field Research and it Documentary Companion.
By exploring inviting both scientific and more mystical disciplines to participate, each of which will be asked to use the tools of their trade to predict what will be found and where, only then will the clearing and excavation commence, elevating the drama and intrigue to not just simply looking for stuff, but basing it on both scientific and supernatural techniques and tactics. This departs greatly from standard documentary formats where so-called experts are able to make predictions and leave the mystery unanswered. In other words, they get off the hook. Not the case in this documentary. All predictions will be subjected to the rigors of verification. As such, each group will either be right or wrong. Indeed, this will be most interesting to the viewer to see how it all plays out, and indeed add a level of drama that otherwise would not exist.
For instance, without any knowledge of the findings of the Thomson-Ziegler expedition, both a Q'ero shaman and a Western Tarot Card reader have both answered in the affirmative as to the presence of gold, and the temple, given by name, of where it will be found. As for the rest of the details, the government isn't saying.